[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f 2014 is the year of postcard, 2015 is the year of learning.
When I got into the second year of work life, I thought I had lose hope of learning something new outside my job. I even lost the spirit of getting a Master degree. I’m pretty idealist in this kind of thing. When you choose a Master degree, you need to be really eager and curious about something. The most important thing is, you need to be able to apply it somewhere in the community. Because knowledge is a powerful thing that you need to be responsible with.
Then, I go on with my life. Travel somewhere, make something, buy a lot useless stuffs on the internet stuffs, etc. But this year is a little bit different. I realized that learning is something that every human naturally do. Be it a life lesson or in the classroom. As a human, we adapt, we learn, and we (hopefully) do better. I surprised myself that my curiousness towards things are actually my fuse of learning new things.
This year, I enrolled to some online courses, I took Screenprinting workshop, I bought a lot of craft books, I went to a Social Innovation Conference, I tried Calligraphy, and I enrolled to Coding Class. etc. Sometimes, I might waste time on YouTube too much, but turns out I did quite good with the rest of my time :))
This is also the year I got so broke (haha). I think I don’t have anything left in my saving account every month and I finally understand what it’s like to be in ‘tanggal tua’. I’ve been living paycheck to paycheck for couple of months. Sometimes, I don’t even know what I do with all those, given the fact that I don’t have any rent or mortgage to pay. What a dark time it was, but as Alanis Morrisette says:
I’m broke but I’m happy
I’m poor but I’m kind
I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah
I’m high but I’m grounded
I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed
I’m lost but I’m hopeful baby
What it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be fine fine fine
Seriously, Hands in My Pocket should be a national anthem. I’m broke and happy! That’s more than enough to move forward :))
There are also so many blessings this year. Although, the oil and gas industry is on the edge right now, some friends have been laid off and some haven’t got any job since then, but some other just doing well with their life. Some of my best friends got married, some got engaged, some got a scholarship, some had children, some just find a new venture/business, some are just happy with themselves (which, I think, is the most important). Having people experienced joy is always something amazing for me.
2015 has taught me a lot of things and I’m thankful because of that. There are a lot of things that I didn’t planned out, there are a lot of impulsive decision, sudden trips, but they all turned out to be a blast.
As for myself, I cannot wait for 2016. My older sister will be returning home at January and my little sister will (hopefully) graduate on June. I already plan a trip with my mom on February and another trip with the rest of the family later next year. There are a lot of things to look forward to and I will always believe, it only gets better.
I hope all of you will get a really good year ahead :)